The Giorgio Cini Foundation - Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Guided tours will take place, without need of reservation, every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.
During weekdays, guided tours are for groups of at least 15 people, upon reservation.
The Giorgio Cini Foundation is located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Besides the monumental complex which used to be a Benedictine monastery, featuring Palladio’s Cloister and Refectory, Longhena’s Library and other works from great architects of the past, there are two other places on the Island: the Teatro Verde, the Exhibition Centre and The Borges Labyrinth, in the writer’s honour.
The Teatro Verde, built in the 1950s with materials left over from the Island restoration, is an amphiteatre inspired to ancient teatri di verzura (vegetable theatres), featuring stepped rows of white Vicenza stone divided by box-hedges, in the heart of San Giorgio Maggiore park.
On the north-eastern side of the Island, a major restoration work has been carried out on the former warehouse building constructed at the turn of the 19th century for the free port on the island. In 2008 a new exhibition centre of over 1,000 square metres was created.
The Giorgio Cini Foundation monumental complex is open to visitors thanks to guided tours.
N.B. Guided tours are suspended when special events take place: please see the “calendar” section before organizing your visit.